About Me

Elizabeth Chapin

Writer, speaker, singer, faith community developer, mother of four strong daughters, and wife of tall, dark and handsome X Window System programmer (AKA X-Guy). Adjunct Faculty at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Pursuing graduate work in Theology and Gender Studies.

Here’s some things most people don’t know about me…
Here’s some things most people don’t know about me…

I started a forest fire behind my apartments when I was in third grade and living in Naples, FL.
I went to seven different schools by the time I was in seventh grade.
I lived in Woodstock, NY from 1975 to 1981.
I believe in miracles.
I dated a Rock Star when I was 16 – he was 25!
I was in a Pepsi Commercial in 1979.
I marched in the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony parade.
I was born at the Ohio State University Hospital and Graduated from the Ohio Sate University – GO BUCKEYES!
When I was 19, I thought I was going to be a missionary to China.
I almost married an independently wealthy juggler.
I believe in second chances.
My sister is smarter than me.
My dad died of Alzheimer’s in January 2006.
My mom and step-dad live in Chico, CA.
I wish I still lived in Santa Cruz, CA, which is where I met my husband.
I’ve visited four of the seven modern wonders of the world.
My husband’s grandparents all immigrated from Poland in the early 1900’s.
I finally visited China when I was 41.
I have four incredibly wonderful, beautiful, amazingly fun, strong and smart daughters.
I love life!


17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sean Chapin  |  June 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I like your style… I’m also a Christian. I found your site typing in sean.chapin.com I own seanchapin.com. Anyhow, God Bless and nice meeting another Chapin.


    • 2. Lavita  |  August 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      How Nice to meet another Chapin! We have an Elizabeth Chapin in NM.Also several Chapin’s from Oklahoma,to Washington,You sound like an decent awesome person! Nice to meet you Sean.I am married to John T Chapin of Albuquerque Nm.34 years.My name is Lavita T.Bradley Chapin.Great website you have.God Bless!

  • 3. divine love  |  September 9, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Interesting . Visit my blog at http://lightofgod.wordpress.com.

  • 4. Gail Lee Chapin Silkey  |  September 24, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I typed in chapin.com and here I am. i have really liked reading
    what I have so far. i am the product of a northwest Ohio farm
    family and a German immigrant family from Cleveland, Ohio.
    My mom, is a Muhlhan and my Dad, the Chapin. I have two
    brothers and two sisters, all younger than I. Yes, I am the
    dreaded “oldest” sister. Our Dad also died of alzheimer’s in
    August, of this year. I am also a christian as is my youngest
    sister. The other three are at this time undeclared, so prayer
    would be appreciated. I have always, and still do live in Ohio.
    Not a great world traveler but dream of a cruise to Alaska and
    a trip to the Holy Land some day. I am the mother of three, two
    daughters and a son, and three lovely and lively free -spirited,
    grandaughters. I will visit your site again I am sure.

  • 5. Chapin  |  April 20, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Hello, I was looking to buy a domain name for myself, and I noticed that you are not actually using chapin.com — and are simply redirecting it to yet another jesus blog. Any interest in selling chapin.com?

    • 6. Elizabeth Chapin  |  April 23, 2009 at 9:59 am

      While it may look like we are not actually using chapin.com, actually we are using it for our personal email and have used it for that since 1992. Yes, that is before the world wide web as we know it. We may also use it for a family business in the future or for my author website once I get published – who knows. We don’t plan to sell it.

  • 7. Doable Evangelism » Who Then Can Be Saved?  |  April 21, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    […] by Elizabeth Chapin […]

  • 8. Gary Roberts  |  January 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    “I love life!”

    And I love your life and outlook!

    Thanks for the blog.



  • 9. John  |  February 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Hi Elizabeth, I have a copy of Linchpin waiting for you but I don’t have an email for ya. Can you send me that and a place to send the book. Thans..and great blog btw.

  • 10. Mark  |  September 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    As with many of the other posts, I simply looked up my last name and found you. What a refreshment, to read about your line of questioning, follow your reasoning, and see your dedication to following the will of Christ! The Chapin heritage is full of Christian powerhouses, beginning back in Springfield, Massachussetts with Samuel Dee. My guess is that he is proud to have you in his lineage. This Cincinnati Chapin salutes you!


    • 11. Elizabeth Chapin  |  October 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

      Thanks for you comment Mark!

  • 12. Harry Chapin  |  September 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Hi Elizabeth,
    I was just checking on available Chapin sites and ran accross your blog – I was raised near our original homestead in Springfield, MA (my folks still live there). I am greatly encouraged that my namesake is a “Jesus Blog” having become a child of the king at age 20 after attending ZooMass in Amherst. I am also a life long learner and am in the process of moving out of the ‘burbs’ and back into the city as an urban church planter. We are tilling the long fallow ground of West Philly near UPenn & Drexel.

    I have a two volume set of our Geneology handed down from my great Aunt Delia who lived with my great grandparents when she attended medical college. I’m pretty sure the family stories place her originally from Ohio. If you ever have a desire to network let me know – I’m on FB as Harold Chapin – Philadelphia
    Peace & Blessings – Harry

    • 13. Elizabeth Chapin  |  October 5, 2010 at 9:31 am

      Thanks, Harry! All the best to you in your church planting efforts.

  • 14. Andrew Denton  |  April 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Glad to see your doing well. 😉

    • 15. Elizabeth Chapin  |  April 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks, Andrew! Hope you are doing well too.

  • 16. Juan Aguilar  |  June 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Excuse me, is Chapin really your last name or what is the relation to the word? (Im suscribed to comment response notifications.

    • 17. Elizabeth Chapin  |  June 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Juan, yes, it’s really my last name and of no relation to the Guatemalan word “chapin”. The origins of our surname go back to England.


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